Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Right-Wing Idiots on "WALL-E"

Patrick Henry Press News has compiled a list of choice quotes from conservative blowhards pontificating on the evils of WALL-E's conservationist themes. Here is a sampling:

Shannen Coffin: From the first moment of the film, my kids were bombarded with leftist propaganda about the evils of mankind. It’s a shame, too, because the robot had promise. The story was just awful, however.

Greg Pollowitz: It was like a 90-minute lecture on the dangers of over consumption, big corporations, and the destruction of the environment. … Much to Disney’s chagrin, I will do my part to avoid future environmental armageddon by boycotting any and all WALL-E merchandise and I hope others join my crusade.

Glenn Beck: I can’t wait to teach my kids how we’ve destroyed the Earth. … Pixar is teaching. I can’t wait. You know if your kid has ever come home and said, “Dad, how come we use so much styrofoam,” oh, this is the movie for you.

It makes you wonder just what kind of delusional denial you have to be in to think that a childrens' movie with themes of taking care of the earth is a bad thing. With people like this at the helm, we're heading straight to hell in a hand basket.

Click here to see the rest.

9 comments:

nick plowman said...

What freaks, seriously.

Curiousityloko said...
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Curiousityloko said...

Anything worth saying to that would seem a tad superfluous. All I can do is join you and I am sure countless others in the collective rolling of eyes.

Daniel G. said...

I'd rather not click to see the rest, thank you very much. Idiots.

Fletch said...

It cracks me up when I read that this is "leftist propoganda," as is the messages being taught are in the same ballark of their verbiage as "activist judges." Yeah, dudes, you're totally right - we should instead try to destory the planet and purchase everything we can from large corporations. Right on...


That said, folks of any political affiliation that bring up the irony of this particular film being a Disney/Pixar production are right on. I'm more than willing to forgive D/P, as the message is much more important than the hypocrisy, but it can't and doesn't go unnoticed. Still, I wonder if Wal-Mart is gonna stop carrying Disney's merchandise....

J.D. said...

Wal-Mart would probably lose too much in not selling Hannah Montana merchandise alone to stop. That's just bad business logic.

The Ridger, FCD said...

You know, if you believe we're living in The End Times, we might as well destroy the earth. Maybe even *should*, so Jesus won't be mad at us when he comes back.

Jonas Liljestrom said...

I agree with The Ridger. The prevailing mindset among the more extreme Evangelical Christians seems to be that if reality and common sense appears to contradict prophecy (which presumably reflects "God's plan" for us) it is the former that needs to be ignored, no matter how nihilistic and self-destructive the latter is.

M. F. said...

HEY SHANNEN COFFIN, GOT A PROBLEM WITH CAPTAIN PLANET? DIE IN A FIRE.